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Together we are creating a world in which every child can play, learn and grow in nature.

Together we are creating a world in which every child can play, learn and grow in nature.

2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference

April 18th – 21st, 2017
  Westin Bayshore Conference Centre Vancouver, BC Canada
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THE WISDOM OF WATER: Reflections of an Outdoor Educator

A few years back I worked as a surf instructor, ocean lifeguard, and marine science teacher at YMCA Camp Surf in San Diego. It was a brief stint, just the spring season of  March through May. But it was enough to make a big impact on me. Located on the south end of...

Philadelphia Elementary School Breaks Ground for New Green Space

Philadelphia’s Alexander Adaire Elementary School is getting a revitalized schoolyard which will feature new infrastructure designed to capture and reuse stormwater, a large rain garden with a nature trail, a toddler playground, and seating for community gathering. The new schoolyard is the product of a partnership between the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Friends of Adaire, and the Trust for Public Land. The $1 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer and ready for use in the 2017-18 school year.

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‘Forest Cities’: The Radical Plan to Save China From Air Pollution

Architect Stefano Boeri unveiled plans to create an entire forest city in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing with hundreds of biophilic buildings. Boeri says the first forest city could be built in China by 2020. Boeri described his “vertical forest” concept as the architectural equivalent of a skin graft, a targeted intervention designed to bring new life to a small corner of China’s polluted urban sprawl. His Milan-based practice claimed the buildings would suck 25 tons of carbon dioxide from Nanjing’s air each year and produce about 60 kg of oxygen every day.

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THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

THE STATISTICS on CHILDREN & NATURE

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